Digital Millennium Copyright Act at UCSC

Copyright Education




The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a law that protects copyrights in the digital age by criminalizing the production and distribution of technology, devices, or services that can be used to circumvent copyright protection measures and provides a framework for addressing online copyright infringement.

Compliance Statement 

UC Santa Cruz complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). If you have a concern regarding the use of copyrighted material on any site on the UCSC network, please contact the designated agent. 

Designated Agent

The designated agent for the UC Santa Cruz campus to receive notification of claimed infringement under Title II of the DMCA is:

Liz Wright
Information Security

(831) 459-1968

Information Technology Services 
1156 High St,
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Copyright Infringement Claims

The DMCA specifies that all infringement claims must be in writing (either email or hard copy) and must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
    Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

DCMA Resources